That’s right — National Pizza Party Day is coming up on May 18, and we are here for it! If it’s been too long since you last enjoyed a good old-fashioned pizza pie, you’ve got the perfect excuse coming up soon. You can throw your own party or join someone else’s, but either way, it’s the very best time to enjoy a nice hot pizza pie.
Although mainly thought of as an Italian dish, pizza in various forms has existed since the earliest days of human history. The ancient Greeks used to flavor their flatbread with oils, herbs, and cheese, and Persian soldiers used to bake their own pizzas on the hot surfaces of their shields. Traditional pizza is also known as Neapolitan pizza, and it originates—as the name suggests—from Naples, around the middle of the 16th century. However, it was traditionally served with olive oil as a base—tomato sauce wasn’t popularly used until shipments of tomatoes started being sent across the Atlantic from the Americas. And around end of the 19th century, Italian immigrants began introducing the dish to their new American compatriots, and eventually, pizza became the savory crowd-pleaser we know it to be today.
How to Celebrate National Pizza Party Day
1. Throw your own pizza party
What better way to bond with your friends and meet new people than by inviting them to your place and feeding them pizza? You can decorate your place with pizza-themed decorations — after all, you’re celebrating a national holiday — and put together pizza-themed party games. If you’d like to serve other food in addition to pizza, that’s entirely up to you.
2. Make your own pizza
Haven’t you ever wanted to make your own pizza crust? To knead the dough into a circle and toss it into the air, just like the pros do? You can either buy ready-made pizza dough or you can mix your own—there are plenty of recipe books to help you. Don’t stress if you don’t get the spin right the first time. All the best things in life “knead” practice.
3. Do a “pizza crawl"
If you’ve ever wondered where to find the best pizza in town, today is the perfect day to do it. Gather up a group of friends or go solo. Find out where you can get a pizza in your area, and go out on the town. You can carry a notebook or you can freewheel it, but the most important thing is to have a good time and eat some great pizza.
Inflatable Pizza Pool Float, 6 x 5
"The giant pizza design looks adorable. Even better for a pizza party. Going to a pool or beach with it makes you the center of attention."
▲ Large and Durable--Our inflatable float is 6ft long and 5ft wide, bearing weight 330lb, large enough for an adult or more than one kid to lie on it. Easy to inflate and deflate
▲ Colorful and Cute--The giant pizza design looks adorable. Going to a pool or beach with it makes you the focus in the crowd
▲ Build-in Head Rest--There's an embossment on the edge of the pizza. It works as a pillow where you can rest your head on, which makes the raft more comfortable to lie on
▲ Dual Cup Holders--There're two holes on each side of the float. You can lie down and enjoy a sunbath, and easily get a drink with either your left or right hand
▲ Bungee Cord Connector--Besides lie on your own pizza slice, you can also connect with other pizza slices with the bungee cord connector on both sides so that you can play together with your friends or families
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Pizza party Supplies
"Hosting a pizza party? Here's enough tableware for 24 guests; contains 24 of each of the following: Plastic Knives, Spoons, Forks and Paper Plates, Napkins and Cups."
SERVES 24: Includes enough tableware for 24 guests; contains 24 of each of the following: Plastic Knives, Spoons, Forks and Paper Plates, Napkins and Cups.
HIGH QUALITY: Plates are thick and rigid and won't fold while carrying food. Napkins are soft and absorbent--a pleasure to use.
SAFE & ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY: Flatware set is 100% Food Grade and BPA-Free. Plates, Cups and Napkins are made of environmentally friendly biodegradable paper.
GREAT FOR KIDS PARTIES: This pizza themed dinnerware is perfect for kids' birthday parties, pizza parties or just because!
DIMENSIONS: Flatware is 6 inches long. Paper cups hold approximately 200 ml of liquid. 3-layer napkins measure 13 x 13 inches when unfolded and measure 6.5 x6.5 when folded. Plates are 9 inches in diameter.
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Pizza Cutter Wheel
"Stop struggling with thick-crusted pizza and toppings sliding over the place. This sharp stainless steel blade will slice through pizza with ease. Perfect for oven-baked and homemade pizza. Blade slips out easily for quick clean up."
★ SHARP STAINLESS STEEL REMOVABLE BLADE - Stop struggling with thick-crusted pizza and toppings sliding over the place. This sharp stainless steel blade will slice through pizza with ease. Perfect for oven-baked and homemade pizza. Blade slips out easily for quick clean up.
★ ERGONOMIC RUBBERIZED GRIP - Comfortable grip makes slicing so much easier specially designed to make slicing effortless. The sheath will protect the blade (and your fingers) from getting nicked while not in use. Stands up the cutter for easy storage.
★ EASY TO USE AND EASY TO CLEAN - Designed to help you slice even thick-crusted pizza with minimal effort. Clean up is also a breeze with removable parts that are all dishwasher safe.
★ QUALITY AND SAFETY MATTERS - We at Kitchen Gizmo take pride in not skimping corners or cutting costs, only the best will do. Made form top quality materials it is food safe, dishwasher safe and BPA free.
★ PEACE OF MIND - With our 1 year warranty you can rest easy knowing that we have your back. As long as they were purchased new on Amazon, we will replace it free of charge. Warranty only valid for defects in materials or craftsmanship, any damages caused by misuse will void the warranty.
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Why We Love National Pizza Party Day
A. Pizza is delicious
There is something about the combination of standard flavors—sauce, cheese, spices and herbs—that is fundamentally appealing to us. At the same time, the recipe is so basic that it allows for endless experimentation and innovation. (Whatever your stance on whether pineapple should belong on pizza or not, you have to give folks points for creativity).
B. Pizza complements a party perfectly
Pizza is a finger-food by default, which has the effect of making any atmosphere feel more easy and comfortable. People tend to have the most fun when they feel comfortable around others, so pizza can help create the perfect atmosphere for any party. And if that party happens to be a pizza party…well, that’s just a bonus.
C. It’s the ultimate multicultural food
John Green once said that “for almost all of human history, pizza was impossible.” Pizza as we know it today requires ingredients from very disparate corners of the world. As we mentioned before, tomato sauce wasn’t used on pizza until trade routes were established between Europe and the Americas. Modern pizza requires creativity and collaboration between people of very different backgrounds—and the result is delicious.